James Badge Dale (born May 1, 1978) is an American actor. He is known for various roles in film and television, including his starring role in the AMC drama series Rubicon. He portrayed Chase Edmunds in the third season of 24 and Robert Leckie in the HBO miniseries The Pacific. He portrayed State Trooper Barrigan in Martin Scorsese's The Departed.
Dale was born James Badgett Dale in New York City, the only child of actor/dancer/choreographer Grover Dale (born 1935) and actress Anita Morris (1943–1994). At 10, he was picked out of his 5th grade class at Wonderland Elementary School in Laurel Canyon to test for the role of "Simon" in a remake of Lord Of The Flies. After five months on location in Jamaica, he returned to his schooling at Wonderland Elementary. He is an alumnus of Manhattanville College where he played for the hockey team until he suffered a leg injury.
His most notable works to date are in the 1990 film adaptation of Lord of the Flies (in which he played the part of Simon) and the role of Chase Edmunds in the third season of the Fox TV series 24. He later reprised the role of Chase in the video game of the same title. In 2006, Badge Dale was cast in the pivotal supporting role of Trooper Barrigan in The Departed.
He was cast as the lead in AMC's Rubicon, a political thriller, which revolves around a secret society that pulls the strings on the world political stage like the alleged Illuminati and the Council on Foreign Relations. It centers on Will Travers (Dale), a brilliant analyst at a national think tank who discovers that his employers are not who they seem to be.
He stars as one of the three leads in the big-budget HBO miniseries The Pacific, from executive producers Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. He also appeared in CSI: Miami and CSI: NY as Henry Darius, a serial killer. The storyline originally began in CSI: Miami's Season 4 episode, "Felony Flight" and ended in the CSI: NY Season 2 episode, "Manhattan Manhunt", resulting in a crossover between the two shows.
Dale played Eric Savin in the 2013 Marvel Comics film, Iron Man 3, alongside Robert Downey, Jr.